Coming to America? Kia K9 Flagship Sedan Spotted on U.S. Soil
BMW 7 Series drivers beware – the Kia K9, which many have pegged as the German flagship’s Korean doppelganger, has just been spotted in America. The K9 officially launched in Korea a few months ago, but the automaker remains tight-lipped about its decision to offer the rear-drive sedan to American customers.
These photos were snapped and sent to us by a friend of Motor Trend, who saw the K9 sedans on display at Kia’s Southern California headquarters. The two K9s, one in silver and the other in black, appear no different from the Korean-market models that recently went on sale. The front end features Kia’s signature tiger nose, while the headlights reveal a full-LED setup. The side profile is simple and adorned with side vents, while the rear is still a display of styling cues that remind many of the BMW 7 Series.